Uterine Infection and Pus in Ferrets

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Treatment

 

Because pyometra is a life-threatening condition, your ferret will probably require hospitalization, especially if the animal has estrogen-induced reduction in its blood count resulting in anemia and hemorrhaging. Immediate intravenous fluid therapy and antibiotics may be used to stabilize the animal. However, surgery (possibly even a total hysterectomy) is the typical course of treatment. Prior to surgery, your ferret may require a blood transfusion.

 

Living and Management

 

With treatment, most ferrets have a good chance at a full recovery. Your veterinarian will recommend regular follow-up examinations to monitor its progress, and will give you instructions as to a proper diet during recovery.

 

Prevention

 

Spaying ferrets is the best way to prevent pyometra.